The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from March 19, 1996

35 Million Years Later, Asteroids Still Have Huge Impact on Earth
Residents around the lower Chesapeake Bay should look to the sky to understand what's beneath their feet.A massive meteorite smacked the Earth in that region some 35.5 million years ago. The impact prepared the landscape for later formation of the bay....
Astronaut to Fight Isolation in Space Via E-Mail, News Clips LONG STAY ABOARD MIR
WHEN Shannon Lucid floats through the hatch and into Russia's Mir space station this weekend, she will become the first American woman to serve on the station's crew.If all goes well, her 140-day stay will also set an endurance record for US astronauts...
Britain Targets Gun Control after Scottish Tragedy Some Say Tougher Gun Laws, Already Made More Strict after a 1987 Massacre, Would Be Unenforceable
AS official mourning ended and the world's media began withdrawing to let Dunblane, Scotland, grieve in privacy, a single item shot to the top of the British political agenda: gun laws.By American standards, controls on the use of firearms here are already...
Buchanan and Europe's Far Right Economic Nationalism, Fear of Outsiders Are Also Hot Issues Elsewhere
RUSSIA has no presidential primaries, but Vladimir Zhirinovsky lost no time in trying to get a "bounce" from New Hampshire in his campaign to be the next Russian president. A message fired off by the ultranationalist candidate not only congratulated...
Buffeted by Big Powers, Central Asia Gravitates Closer to Russia's Orbit Series: CENTRAL ASIA. EMPIRE'S ORPHAN. Part One of a Three-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
IF ever someone could be said to have too many friends, it is Central Asia. The five nations that emerged after the fall of the Soviet empire are being courted by plenty of big-power benefactors eager to spread their influence.Yet these new friends are...
Common Ground Found in the North Woods Foresters and Conservationists Collaborate on Preservation Proposals
Milt Baston is a Maine woodcutter concerned about his job's future. Ogden Small laments that the forest he knew as a child is gone, replaced by large clear-cuts, chemically treated pine stands, and a massive road network. And Amy Cox calls for a halt...
Congress Poised to Slow Turnstiles on Immigration Lawmakers Take Up Major Reforms This Week
AS the influx of foreigners to America nears historic highs, Congress is mounting a new attempt to rewrite the nation's immigration laws that would significantly limit visas for legal entrants and tighten the borders for illegal ones.Not since the turn...
Dancing One's Way into the Winter Festival
'You can't learn to dance from a book," scoffed Rink's friend Marlee. She was older by one year and one month and sometimes acted as if she knew everything."Yes, I can. I have a plan," Rink said as she turned the pages of her new book, which showed pictures...
Editorial Letters
Students' Perspective on Home-SchoolingThe article "Learning at Home," Feb. 26, is informative and interesting, but it only presents a view of home-schooling from the perspectives of parents, teachers, and adults. I agree that parents must be willing...
Exploring What's Novel in Five First Novels
IN THE LANGUAGE OF LOVEBy Diane Schoemperlen Viking, 358 pp., $23.95LIFE IN THE RAINBOWBy Richard HoranSteerforth Press176 pp., $16NATHAN'S RUNBy John GilstrapHarper Collins293 pp., $23THE SECRET OF THE BULLSBy Jose Raul Bernardo Simon and Schuster299...
Freedom Edges Closer for 'Free Willy' Star WHALE TALE
FREEDOM seems so close for Keiko the killer whale. The star of the movie "Free Willy," who jumped over a jetty to escape the bad guys in the 1993 film's dramatic finale, is being run through a battery of preparations for his eventual release to the wild.But...
Gay Rights Issues Reverberate in Courts, on Campaign Trail
MELINDA PARAS and the Rev. Lou Sheldon have almost nothing in common. She's the executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He heads the Traditional Values Coalition. But on one thing these political polar opposites agree: Issues important...
Group Proposes 3.2-Million-Acre Park in Maine
CITING Henry David Thoreau, who advocated preserving the northern woods of Maine nearly 150 years ago, RESTORE, a Massachusetts-based group, is calling for the establishment of a 3.2 million-acre Maine Woods National Park.The proposed federal preserve...
It's Not Too Late
DON'T bother trying to fix things up-you blew it and you know it. (Is this sometimes how you feel?) That relationship is over. You flunked that test. That happy family life-well, someone else got to have it. When what's done is done, the chance to...
Memo to Dole: Just Be Yourself
YES, I must own up to it: I'm rather taken by Bob Dole's taciturn manner. To me, it's refreshing to have a politician merely shrug his shoulders to a question where in response Bill Clinton might well make a 10-minute speech.Dole must yet be more explicit...
Midwest: The Nation's New Bellwether Region's Popular GOP Governors to Lend Dole Their Fund-Raising and Organizational Expertise
AS goes Ohio, so goes the rest of the nation.It has become a point of local pride: Since World War II, Ohio has almost always voted with the winner in every presidential election - and by roughly the same margins. The exception was 1960, when Ohio went...
Money Funds: Good Yield, Safety Want to Tuck Away Some Money Where It Will Earn Interest and Be Easy to Access? Money-Market Funds Offer Stable Share Price and Yields That Beat Bank CDs
INVESTORS use stock mutual funds when they are in gear to make money, but when they just want to park it, their spot of choice lately has been money-market funds.Total money-fund assets leapt 23 percent in 1995, up from a 6 percent rise in 1994, reports...
Mozambique Rebel Now Works Inside the System
A FEW years ago, Afonso Dhlakama was known as one of Africa's most shadowy and savage guerrilla leaders who directed a rebel army in a 17-year civil war that some estimate cost over 1 million lives.These days, this son of a traditional chief and father...
Orphaned Bears Adapt to the Wild in Winter
POP quiz: When is the best time to release an orphaned bear cub in the wild to prevent unhappy returns?a) In the summer, when there are plenty of berries to eat.b) In the winter, when there is nothing to eat.Answer: b) In the winter."Once they are released,...
Possible Pluto Probe Could Shed Light in Dark Corner of Solar System New Hubble Photos of Pluto Whet Appetite for Further Exploration
A new postcard of Pluto is whetting the appetites of scientists planning the first mission to the solar system's last planet.Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have taken more than a dozen images of Pluto as it begins its 124-year trip to its...
Rescuing Washington
AMERICANS can easily forget that Washington, D.C., is not only the nation's capital, with all the public monuments and political drama that denotes, but a complex urban community as well - with more than its share of problems.For the past year, those...
Social-Security Reform Gets the Talk
AS a young concerned voter, I've been troubled that, according to government projections, Social Security is scheduled to become insolvent early in the next century. I was relieved to see the reform of Social Security recently join the top issues on...
Sports Notebook
New UCLA Book Is Out, and so Are the BruinsSPORTS books are often published to take advantage of the sport or event of the moment. Not surprisingly, then, a book on UCLA basketball arrived in the office just as the National Collegiate Athletic Association...
Taxes Take a Fall as States Get Lift from Economy Not since 1978 and '79 Have Cuts for Citizens Come Back-to-Back
GEORGIA is phasing out its tax on food, thanks in part to state income expected from the coming Atlanta Olympics. Indiana is saying goodbye to a pesky auto-excise tax, courtesy of a growing state lottery. Arizona has cut its property tax as a result...
This Dorothy's Ruby Ice Skates Take Her Far from Kansas
I've always loved being at an ice rink on the night of a performance. As the lights dim in the frigid building, a hush falls on the audience.A solo skater glides out into the center of the ice and makes a slow curtsy in the pool of light. Then the music...
Turkmenistan Is Reinvented as Switzerland, Minus Money HIGH HOPES Series: Part One of a Three-Part Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
ALL the newly independent Central Asian nations are groping to find their place on the world stage. Turkmenistan, a desert country that is one of the region's poorest and most repressive, thinks it has discovered an appropriate role. It wants to be another...
Worth Noting on TV
WEDNESDAYThe Sentinel (UPN, 8-9 p.m.): In a change of pace from gritty, serious police dramas, this new cop show may have struck upon a different winning combination: adventuresome story lines with a sense of fun and cinema-caliber special effects. The...
...Youths Demand the Walk
WITH reports that a federal advisory panel appointed by President Clinton is joining the chorus of those calling for Social Security reform, it appears that our nation's financially threatened retirement system might finally be heading for change. But...

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